Return of the Talking Tombstones
Ahh, 'tis time to go strolling again in the marble garden and let its inhabitants whisper to us of the world we'd inhabit had we jumped on time's merry go round a bit sooner.
The Hutchinson Theatre Guild will hold its third annual Talking Tombstones fundraiser Saturday at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM in the Eastside Cemetery of Hutchinson, Kansas. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at Hayes Sight and Sound, or at the event.
I've attended the past two years. For a record of those past atmospheric tours of Hutchinson's coolest cemetery, here are 2007 and 2008.
This Saturday, one of the portrayals will be of a woman who died on a roller coaster in Hutchinson. Yes, a roller coaster; we used to have one of those in an electric park, no less. Why don't we have one now? What went wrong? Perhaps we'll find out Saturday.
A Harvey Girl will also be portrayed. These were the women who worked at Harvey Houses, of which the justly-lamented Bisonte was one. The closest experience I've had to the real feel of a Harvey House was at La Posada, but it's in Arizona and I'd love to hear about the one in Hutch so I'll know how much to cry into my ice cream the next time I sit at the 3rd Street Dairy Queen and gaze wistfully over to the Bisonte site.
There will also be a portrayal of a deceased photographer, and we all know that photographers are positively fascinating people.
If I'm in town, I'll attend.